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2019 Celebrate Reading National Conference - Join us in Fremantle 1-2 November!

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Experience two days of inspiration and insights into quality Australian Literature at our 'Celebrate Reading National Conference', held in Fremantle, Western Australia.   SEE FLYER HERE

In 2019, the focus will be on quality Australian children's literature.  The conference suits teachers, librarians, writers, illustrators and literature enthusiasts.


Shaun Tan (VIC) - KEYNOTE 

Felice Arena (VIC)

Ronojoy Ghosh (NSW)

Stephen Michael King (NSW)

Glenda Millard (VIC)

Leila Rudge (NSW)

Lisa Shanahan (NSW)

Dianne Wolfer (WA)

Celebrate Reading offers an atmosphere and venue like no other. Delegates will enjoy:

  • All panel discussions and solos - no concurrent sessions.
  • Engrossing sessions on the latest issues in children's literature.
  • Insights into the creative process behind quality Australian books.
  • Generous delegate bag and automatic entry into all prize draws.
  • Superbly curated exhibitions of original artwork in our galleries.
  • Time to browse and purchase books and art. 
  • Book signing opportunities with all presenters across the two days.
  • Delicious gourmet catering at tea breaks and lunches each day, and at the Sundowners.




The Literature Centre is pleased to be able to offer two scholarships to support early career teachers whose key teaching responsibilities are in Primary Schools. The scholarship will allow the winner to attend the Celebrate Reading National Conference.  Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday 26 July, 2019. Submissions should be made only via email to: 

EXCITING NEWS!  We’ve decided to grant 7 scholarships to attend our Conference.  It was impossible to choose just 2!  We were inundated with quality applications and were so impressed to see such thoughtful, reflective, inspiring and creative submissions.  We believe in the wonderful work being done in classrooms around Australia every day so we are thrilled to have 7 early career teachers attend our Conference from a range of schools in the Perth metro area, regional WA and from NSW.  Congratulations to the following scholarship winners:

Teegan P. - Brookman PS
Amy D. - Three Springs PS
Jaimi B. - Bletchley Park PS
Shelby M. - Esperance PS
Kate B. - Our Lady of Lourdes School
Maddalena P. - Yerecoin PS
Margaret G. - Old Bar PS (NSW)

View the Scholarship Flyer HERE


Registration includes two full days of sessions and all catering.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $495 per person (incl. GST) Deadline Friday 3 May, 2019.  NOW EXPIRED.

STANDARD REGISTRATION: $550 per person (incl. GST) Applies from Saturday 4 May, 2019.  After Early Bird deadline. 

STUDENT REGISTRATION: $395 per person (incl. GST) Student card details to be advised.

SHARED REGISTRATION: $330 per person (incl. GST) Two people attend one day each.

OPTIONAL PARKING: A limited amount of optional parking is available at $25 per car on the Hampton Road grassed reserve near our gate.  PARKING NOW FULL.

TO BOOK: Visit Eventbrite HERE or search for Celebrate Reading, Perth, WA.